Who You Are by Jennifer Rodewald is a powerful contemporary Christian novel that focuses on our life choices and the results. It is the sixth book in the Murphy Brothers series but can be read as a stand-alone.
“Life is a series of choices, and those choices become our legacy.” We always need to choose wisely because there are always consequences to our choices. Our choices reflect who we are.
The novel has the theme of wealth. When we love money and power, no good can ever come of it.
“Make me pretty and popular. So I can be happy.” Happiness does not come from external circumstances. Happiness is internal, being satisfied with who we are in God.
Church is important. We cannot do life alone. We need to surround ourselves with other believers. “After three weeks without attending church, [he] knew he needed spiritual nourishment.” When we miss church, we drain our spiritual battery. We need to keep ourselves topped up by going to church.
The Murphy family look for blessings every day. “Practiced… the habit of looking for tokens of God’s love in everyday moments.” This is a beautiful picture.
We witness the tough love of a father. Discipline is for our own good. Likewise God disciplines each and every one of us because he loves us.
The characters were well drawn, realistic and likable. I loved catching up with the Murphy family.
Who You Are was a fabulous read that I loved.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.